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Drake Baer

  1. Let’s Add Some Nuance to the ‘Two Americas’ NarrativeBy looking at each state through the Human Development Index, the U.S. looks more like many nations at all different levels of well-being.
  2. Let’s Add Some Nuance to the ‘Two Americas’ NarrativeBy looking at each state through the Human Development Index, the U.S. looks more like many nations at all different levels of well-being.
  3. Awe Is the Everyperson’s Spiritual ExperienceIt’s the gateway drug for self-transcendence.
  4. Awe Is the Everyperson’s Spiritual ExperienceIt’s the gateway drug for self-transcendence.
  5. animal intelligence
    What’s It Like to Be an Octopus?They have more neurons in their arms than their head, can squeeze through holes, and get into all sorts of mischief. What’s a philosopher to do?
  6. animal intelligence
    What’s It Like to Be an Octopus?They have more neurons in their arms than their head, can squeeze through holes, and get into all sorts of mischief. What’s a philosopher to do?
  7. Why Astronauts Speak in ‘Space Creole’Hint: There are cosmonauts involved.
  8. Why Astronauts Speak in ‘Space Creole’Hint: There are cosmonauts involved.
  9. love
    There’s a Word for the Assumption That Everybody Should Be in a RelationshipBecause only defective people are single, right?
  10. love
    There’s a Word for the Assumption That Everybody Should Be in a RelationshipBecause only defective people are single, right?
  11. The Reason Comic Sans Is a Public GoodIt’s legible to more people.
  12. The Reason Comic Sans Is a Public GoodIt’s legible to more people.
  13. There Are 3 Kinds of Porn UsersOne is healthy.
  14. There Are 3 Kinds of Porn UsersOne is healthy.
  15. Old Dogs Are Getting Adopted Way More Often, and They’re Also Quite SmartWith a little bit of canine advocacy.
  16. Old Dogs Are Getting Adopted Way More Often, and They’re Also Quite SmartWith a little bit of canine advocacy.
  17. This Psychologist Is Figuring Out How Your Brain Makes Emotions“Emotions are not your reactions to your world. They are how you make sense of what’s going on inside your body in relation to the world.”
  18. This Psychologist Is Figuring Out How Your Brain Makes Emotions“Emotions are not your reactions to your world. They are how you make sense of what’s going on inside your body in relation to the world.”
  19. relationships
    Maybe Monogamy Isn’t the Only Way to LoveExclusivity and commitment may not be one and the same.
  20. relationships
    Maybe Monogamy Isn’t the Only Way to LoveExclusivity and commitment may not be one and the same.
  21. The Weirdest Thing About How Music Triggers MemoriesThe music that recalls memories fastest.
  22. The Weirdest Thing About How Music Triggers MemoriesThe music that recalls memories fastest.
  23. The Best Way to Answer Kids When They Ask ‘Why?’If you don’t satisfy their teleological needs, they’re just going to ask again.
  24. The Best Way to Answer Kids When They Ask ‘Why?’If you don’t satisfy their teleological needs, they’re just going to ask again.
  25. Child-Free People Inspire Moral OutrageBecause it’s so wrong to not have kids, right?
  26. Child-Free People Inspire Moral OutrageBecause it’s so wrong to not have kids, right?
  27. The Two Big Ways Immigrants Drive Down CrimeLess violence, more money.
  28. The Two Big Ways Immigrants Drive Down CrimeLess violence, more money.
  29. Yes, You Really Do Look Like Your Name“Our given name is our very first social tagging.”
  30. Yes, You Really Do Look Like Your Name“Our given name is our very first social tagging.”
  31. Weirdly, Success Is About Thinking You’re Not That SuccessfulJust ask Kanye. Or Stanford.
  32. Weirdly, Success Is About Thinking You’re Not That SuccessfulJust ask Kanye. Or Stanford.
  33. public health
    Australia Is Figuring Out How to Get People to Quit SmokingIt’s all in the packaging.
  34. public health
    Australia Is Figuring Out How to Get People to Quit SmokingIt’s all in the packaging.
  35. Why Frequent Sex Makes for Happier HumansCuddle more, says research.
  36. Why Frequent Sex Makes for Happier HumansCuddle more, says research.
  37. Religion Spreads Through Actions More Than WordsIt’s all about “credibility-enhancing displays.”
  38. Religion Spreads Through Actions More Than WordsIt’s all about “credibility-enhancing displays.”
  39. Americans Are Outlived by People in Poorer CountriesSouth Korea’s population is slated to become super-long-lived; the U.S. population isn’t.
  40. Americans Are Outlived by People in Poorer CountriesSouth Korea’s population is slated to become super-long-lived; the U.S. population isn’t.
  41. linguistics
    Women Use Singsong Smarts to Talk to Their DogsIt’s a matter of using “all the resources available to them as language users, with their nonhuman social partners.”
  42. linguistics
    Women Use Singsong Smarts to Talk to Their DogsIt’s a matter of using “all the resources available to them as language users, with their nonhuman social partners.”
  43. The Personality Trait Most Shared by Morning PeopleAnd why “evening-oriented individuals are at a great disadvantage.”
  44. The Personality Trait Most Shared by Morning PeopleAnd why “evening-oriented individuals are at a great disadvantage.”
  45. Maybe Plants Remember Stuff“Overnight, they turn back to where the sun will be in the morning! They seem to encode, store, and retrieve that information.”
  46. Maybe Plants Remember Stuff“Overnight, they turn back to where the sun will be in the morning! They seem to encode, store, and retrieve that information.”
  47. neuroscience
    Brain Scans Reveal 4 ‘Biotypes’ of DepressionFiguring out the neural machinery that underlies the condition.
  48. neuroscience
    Brain Scans Reveal 4 ‘Biotypes’ of DepressionFiguring out the neural machinery that underlies the condition.
  49. Emotional Swings Make You More GullibleWhy the “good cop, bad cop” routine works.
  50. Emotional Swings Make You More GullibleWhy the “good cop, bad cop” routine works.
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